This is Monica Poole's 'Piddock Architecture' wood engraving from 1975, one of the prints that feature in A Printmaker's Journey, the exhibition I've curated for Hampshire Cultural Trust which reopened at its final venue in Lymington last week.
When I began wood engraving again in earnest a few years after leaving college, the clarity and attention to detail in Monica Poole’s depiction of natural forms was a huge inspiration. I never looked at a piece of seaweed or pebble in the same way again and discovered the fascination of studying nature in close detail.
A Printmaker's Journey features over 60 works from over 20 artists including Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Jonny Hannah, Gertrude Hermes, Mark Hearld, Enid Marx, Paul Morrison, Eric Ravilious, Rob Ryan, Graham Sutherland and Emily Sutton.
Until 25th November at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lyminton, Hampshire SO41 9BH Find out more
Image courtesy of Folkestone Art Trust